|scientific name Omophron tessellatum |
On barren, sandy or clayish lake-shores and banks of slow streams; close to water.
Adults have been collected in May to July.
Paler than americanum and ovale. Head with M-shaped pale area, dark prothoracicalspot not touching margins, dark bands of elytra more restricted thanin americanum, only first interval dark in its entire length. Punctuation of head and prothorax less coarse than in americanum. Length 5.4 to 7.0 mm.
Overwinters in the adult stage.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species ranges across most of United States and Canada, not quite reaching the Pacific in Canada. In Alberta this species is found only in the south east region.
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